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Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys

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TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
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Preamble: A Lawyer’s ResponsibilitiesPreamble: ScopeTerminology 
I. CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP
3461.01 Competent and Diligent Representation 71.02 Scope and Objectives of Representation 91.03 Communication 121.04 Fees 131.05 Confidentiality of Information 191.06 Conflict of Interest: General Rule 251.07 Conflict of Interest: Intermediary 301.08 Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions 321.09 Conflict of Interest: Former Client 351.10 Successive Government and Private Employment 381.11 Adjudicatory Official or Law Clerk 401.12 Organization as a Client 411.13 Conflicts: Public Interest Activities 451.14 Safekeeping Property 461.15 Declining or Terminating Representation 47
II. COUNSELOR 
2.01 Advisor 502.02 Evaluation for use by Third Persons 51
III. ADVOCATE
3.01 Meritorious Claims and Contentions 523.02 Minimizing the Burdens and Delays of Litigation 533.03 Candor Toward the Tribunal 553.04 Fairness in Adjudicatory Proceedings 583.05 Maintaining Impartiality of Tribunal 613.06 Maintaining Integrity of Jury System 62
 
 
23.07 Trial Publicity 633.08 Lawyer as Witness 663.09 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor 683.10 Advocate in Non-adjudicative Proceedings 70
IV. NON-CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
4.01 Truthfulness in Statements to Others 704.02 Communications with One Represented by Counsel 714.03 Dealing With Unrepresented Persons 734.04 Respect for Rights of Third Persons 73
 V. LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS
5.01 Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer 745.02 Responsibilities of a Supervised Lawyer 755.03 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants 775.04 Professional Independence of a Lawyer 785.05 Unauthorized Practice of Law 805.06 Restrictions on Right to Practice 815.07 815.08 Prohibited Discriminatory Activities 81
 VI. PUBLIC SERVICE
6.01 Accepting Appointments by a Tribunal 82
 VII. INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES
7.01 Firm Names and Letterhead 837.02 Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services 857.03 Prohibited Solicitations and Payments 887.04 Advertisements and the Media 907.05 Prohibited Written Solicitations 977.06 Prohibited Employment 1017.07 Filing Requirements for Public Advertisements and Written Solicitations 102
 VIII. MAINTAINING THE INTEGRETY OF THE PROFESSION
8.01 Bar Admission, Reinstatement, and Disciplinary Matters 1078.02 Judicial and Legal Officials 1088.03 Reporting Professional Misconduct 1088.04 Misconduct 1108.05 Jurisdiction 112
 
 
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IX. SEVERABILITY OF RULES
9.01 Severability 113

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